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Rider Family Dentistry | Bridges in Cherokee

Cassady Rider D.D.S.

Bridges

 

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.

 

 
 
 

An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from one or more symptoms related to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). – JAOS, Bergersen / Stevens

 

These children experience a wide range of debilitating

SDB- related health disorders, such as:

  • ·         ADD/ADHD
  • ·         Lower IQ
  • ·         Chronic Allergies
  • ·         Aggressive Behavior
  • ·         Mouth Breathing
  • ·         Swollen Adenoids & Tonsils
  • ·         Daytime Drowsiness
  • ·         Crooked Teeth
  • ·         Restless Sleep
  • ·         Bedwetting
  • ·         Nightmares
  • ·         Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • ·         Snoring
  • ·         Irritability
  • ·         Frequent Headaches
  • ·         Arrested Growth
  • ·         Low Grades in Math, Science, & Spelling

 

The HealthyStart® System is an oral appliance therapy that promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of SDB.  Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to the childhood health disorders shown above.

The HealthyStart® System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth.  As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear.  When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential … just as nature intended.

 

 

Many kids with the above health disorders are being “treated” with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause.  Our office can evaluate your child and indicate if there is a breathing and sleeping issue.  Please take the sleep and speech questionnaire to make an initial evaluation of your child.  

Healthy Start not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that the HealthyStart® Appliance System creates are less likely to relapse!

 HealthyStart® creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe.  Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed. Call today for more information on how to help children achieve their full potential.

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!

HealthyStart® Appliances are FDA Cleared, BPA, Silicone and Latex Free, ISO Certified, and a Health Canada Class II Medical-Grade Device.

Treatment with the HealthyStart® Appliance System promotes natural growth and development and is safe and effective. HealthyStart® is non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free and non-invasive therapy, is soft, comfortable and worn at night (or as directed) to assist parents who struggle with children affected by Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder, a restricted airway and crowded or crooked teeth.